Deciding The Worth Of Your Apartment

If there is one thing that people are terribly misinformed about, it is that apartment hunting is tougher as compared to selling the apartment. Searching for potential buyers and tenants for your apartments in AL is equally difficult and requires a lot of hard work. While purchasing your new apartment, you always expect to be amazed and impressed by the apartment being offered to you. Now it is the job of the seller to impress you and sell the apartment to you. So here are a few tips and tricks…

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Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile premieres PRISM Music’s new church music releases with free concerts

University of Mobile student Abbie Maggio, front, and students from the Alabama School of the Arts at UM lead worship during a concert earlier this year. Two free concerts will be presented April 19-20 by the Alabama School of the Arts, including the premiere of "Rising on the Wind," a book of music for choir, praise teams, church orchestra and worship from PRISM Music Publishing in Nashville, a leading publisher of Christian church music.University of Mobile Music that soon will be performed by church choirs across the nation will be…

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Forum to explore whether downtown Mobile needs more residential real estate

The main entrance of the St. Francis Place condominium complex at 753 St. Francis Street in downtown Mobile is seen Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010. (Press-Register file photo) MOBILE, Alabama — The Downtown Mobile Alliance will hold a symposium on residential real estate Thursday, centering on the question of whether the downtown area need more multi-family homes. The two-hour long session will start at 3 p.m. at the Center for Living Arts followed by a reception. Professionals with backgrounds in real estate market analysis, consulting and financial methods will give presentations…

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Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia hit by storms; shelters open and warnings issued

Damage is left in the wake of a tornado in Ardmore, Alabama, on Monday. Johnny Tribble via AP Severe overnight storms have blown through Alabama, where authorities in Jacksonville say several shelters have opened, local schools have closed and more help is needed at a university where storms caused major damage. The Calhoun County Emergency Management Office said it was working to get emergency crews into storm-damaged areas after powerful storms struck Jacksonville State University and nearby areas. School officials said major damage was done to the roof of the…

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The city of Prichard feels left out of funding for improvement projects from BP oil spill money

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) – Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner said his city was left out of funding for improvement projects along the Gulf Coast. This comes after Alabama state leaders made their recommendations to fund projects with money from penalties resulting from the BP Oil Spill. Last week the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million. Prichard city leaders had hoped money for drainage and sewer infrastructure improvements on West Turner Road and Lovejoy Loop would be a…

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The city of Prichard feels left out of funding for improvement projects from BP oil spill money

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) – Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner said his city was left out of funding for improvement projects along the Gulf Coast. This comes after Alabama state leaders made their recommendations to fund projects with money from penalties resulting from the BP Oil Spill. Last week the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million. Prichard city leaders had hoped money for drainage and sewer infrastructure improvements on West Turner Road and Lovejoy Loop would be a…

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Gulf Place construction nears completion

The city of Gulf Shores continues to revitalize Gulf Place, a popular area for both tourists and locals. Construction for phase two of a three-phase redevelopment project is near completion. An area that used to be a simple parking lot will soon be a pedestrian-friendly attraction. The $15 million project includes amenities like a boardwalk, green spaces, additional sidewalks and shaded areas. Public Information Officer for the city of Gulf Shores, Grant Brown, says “We haven’t seen a change to this beach front since the sixties. We’ve had some hurricanes…

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Real Estate Newsmakers

Re/Max Vantage opens second location After 16 months of success in Fairhaven, Re/Max Vantage has announced plans to open a second location in North Dartmouth. Re/Max Vantage has experienced exponential growth and development, the company stated in a press release. “The recent 6-month period has yielded a phenomenal 500 percent overall growth.” With three agents in May of 2017, Re/Max Vantage has expanded its portfolio to include 20 licensed agents with a combined 200 years of experience in the field of real estate – including residential and commercial sales, property…

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REAL Data Analysis: How affordable is housing in Alabama?

Apartments for Rent in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Compared to the country as a whole, Alabama’s real estate is relatively affordable. (iStock) We’ve closed out the 2017 year in residential real estate, and now it’s time to take a look at the data and put it into context. The big takeaway from the graph is that when compared to the country as a whole, Alabama’s real estate is relatively affordable. The Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) warehouses sales and price data for every major residential real estate market in Alabama. Only one has a median price above…

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School bus rear-ended on Old Pascagoula Road

School bus wreck on Old Pascagoula Road. January 29, 2018 (David Wilson/Facebook) School bus wreck on Old Pascagoula Road. January 29, 2018 (FOX10 News) MOBILE, AL (WALA) – A Mobile County school bus was involved in an accident Monday afternoon. It happened near Plantation Apartments on Old Pascagoula Road in Tillman’s Corner. No students were injured. Witnesses tell FOX10 news a car rear-ended the school bus and was then hit by SUV. FOX10 News will update this story as more information is learned. All content © 2018, WALA; Mobile, AL.…

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